Coast Guard Forces Valdez assist Valdez in snow removal

VALDEZ, Alaska — Coast Guard personnel stationed in Valdez broke out their snow shovels to assist the community following record snowfall over the past week. Valdez, appropriately named the “Snow Capital of the United States,” receives an average of 30 feet of snow each winter. The winter of 1989 to 1990 currently holds the record as the snowiest winter ever with a total of 46 feet of snowfall....

Fishing vessel grounds in the Valdez Narrows – update

VALDEZ, Alaska – Following the rescue of three crewmen from the Seward-based 58-foot fishing vessel Copasetic Thursday Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez dispatched personnel to assess the damage done to both the vessel and the environment.

Coast Guard Station Valdez crew rescues three fisherman in the Valdez Narrows

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Valdez small boat rescue crew safely recovered three fishermen off a beach in the Valdez Narrows Thursday after the Seward-based 58-foot fishing vessel Copasetic reportedly started taking on water and was intentionally grounded to prevent it from sinking or impeding vessel traffic in the area.

Coast Guard sponsors 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog racer

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard will be sponsoring a nine-year Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran during the 2010 Iditarod race which will extend through 1049 miles of some of Alaska toughest terrain.

Coast Guard rescues four boaters in Sawmill Bay

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard 25-foot response boat crew from Station Valdez rescued four boaters aboard a 22-foot aluminum jet boat after Sector Anchorage received a relayed distress call from a crewmember aboard a nearby vessel reporting they were in need of immediate assistance 14 miles west of Valdez at the entrance of Sawmill Bay Sunday at 2:56 p.m.

Coast Guard responds to distress call in Port Valdez

ANCHORAGE, Alaska —Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Rescue Coordination Center launched a 25-foot response boat from Station Valdez after receiving a distress call concerning a vessel taking on water in Anderson Bay on the Southwest side of Port Valdez.

Arctic Small Boat operations at full speed in Barrow

BARROW, Alaska — Coast Guard small boat crews spent their second full day testing in the Arctic Ocean off of Barrow Thursday, continuing the Coast Guard’s focused effort in finding the challenges of Arctic operations and how to over come them.

Coast Guard medevacs two passengers over holiday weekend

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard successfully medevaced two patients from cruise ships in Alaskan waters during Memorial Day weekend.

Coast Guard Continues Operation Salliq Above Arctic Circle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard units continue testing operational capabilities of various assets during Operation Salliq in Barrow, Alaska. The 16-day operation includes two HH-65 Dolphin helicopters, one from Air Station Kodiak and another from Air Station San Francisco and two 25-foot response boats from Station Valdez. Boat and air crews have been in Barrow since July 27 and are expected...